Facebook Overhauls Privacy Tools, Simplifies Controls
In the coming days, Facebook will roll out a new one-control system that sets a default level of privacy for sharing with friends only, friends of friends, and everyone. In addition, the options for controlling what apps and sites have access to your information have been simplified, and a one-stop, full opt-out option has been added for the Instant Personalization features (as well as for apps and website sharing). Users will also have more granular control over information-sharing than they currently have, but those options have been condensed to a single page for simpler navigation. Any changes to your settings are effective retroactively, as well, hiding any information you've made public in the past, but wish you hadn't.
A new, easy-to-understand grid displaying all of your settings is also being implemented. Facebook has also reduced the amount of information that is required to be visible to everyone to just your name, gender, profile pic (if you have one) and the networks to which you belong. Once the changes go live, a notification will appear on your homepage; in the meantime, you can explore the changes in more detail at the Facebook Blog and in the Help Center. [From: Facebook]
Zuckerberg's Presentation (filmed by Robert Scoble)